We had the first big parental shake-up this morning. Logan was up most of the night. We weren't sure why since he usually sleeps through the night. But at 8:00 a.m, I found out. I was dressing Logan and was about to put on his socks (My mommy would be proud to know that!). Anyway, I noticed that one of his little toesies was purple and another was red. Yikes!
Somehow during the night, with all of his wiggling, Logan tied a bunch of hair around them, cutting off the circulation. I just about had a heart attack. I couldn't get it untangled all of the way. Although I was pleased that I got one toe back to normal colour and the other was more red than purple.
I called Terry at work for some suggestions. He immediately came home to inspect the situation. We're both noobs at this. We had no idea what to do. I tried picking the hair out from around his toe, but it was so tight that it was impossible to get at.
Logan cried, I cried and vowed to chop off all my hair so that this would never happen again. Terry, seeing that I was very serious and not wanting to see my hair in a pile on the floor, became the voice of reason. "If it wasn't this, it would be something else. Logan would bump his head, skin his knee etc," he told me. It's true, I need to prepare for the inevitable.
Finally we decided that the risk to Logan's precious toes was too much. We drove him to the Children's Hospital Emergency room. What a thing to make the trip for!
The nurses were all really sweet. Apparently this happens quite a bit. They broke out the trusty bottle of Nair (complete with 'Children's Hospital Emergency' written on it with black marker). Can you believe that? I totally wish I would have thought of that. They slathered it on Logan's tootsies and it seems to have done the trick.
Now we're at home and Logan is catching up on much-needed snoozes. His toe is still red, but it will survive until the next mishap at least.